14 juin 2019

Bronze censer and cover, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark, 17th century

Lot 6. Bronze censer and cover, Ming dynasty, Xuande apocryphal mark, 17th century. Hauteur : 28 cm. Estimate 15 000 € - 20 000 €. Lot sold 38 000 €. Courtesy Asium-Millon. the body of the censer features as a continuous frieze in high relief. The upper section of the censer is decorated in open cloud work depicting two dragons, symbolising masculinity, and two phoenixes, symbolising femininity. From the centre of the censer rises a reticulated shaped ball of clouds from which a dragon... [Lire la suite]

02 février 2019

A small pair of hardstone-inlaid gilt-bronze censers and covers, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 2714. A small pair of hardstone-inlaid gilt-bronze censers and covers, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 13 cm., 5 1/8 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 740,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 each lobed rectangular body finely cast and chased to each side with leafy lotus strapwork reserved on a ring-punched ground, the broad everted lobed rim inset with a celadon jade and edged with a keyfret band, all raised on four elephant-head legs, the domed... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2019

A fine white jade censer and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 2609. A fine white jade censer and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 21 cm, 8 1/4 in. Estimate 8,500,000 — 10,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 10,180,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the short rounded sides carved in low-relief of a band of two archaistic taotie masks outlined in thin beaded edges rising to a lipped rim, further flanked by a pair of wide archaistic scroll handles, all above three cabriole legs issuing from the mouths of monstrous beasts, the cover... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2018

A rare 'Ding' censer and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 73. A rare 'Ding' censer and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 15 cm, 6 in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 GBP. Lot sold 100,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded body supported on a domed pedestal foot carved with four quatrefoil cut out panels, the cover carved with an open work design of diaper leading up to a flower head, all covered in an ivory coloured glaze, deepening to an olive tone where it pools. Provenance: Collection of Frederick M.... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2017

Qing Dynasty treasures expected to be among most coveted lots at Heritage Auctions' Asian Art Auction

DALLAS, TX.- A Large and Extremely Rare Chinese Imperial Cloisonné and Gilt Bronze Censer and Cover, Qing Dynasty, 18th century (est. $200,000-400,000) is expected to be the top lot in Heritage Auctions’ Asian Art Auction Sept. 12 in New York. Large cloisonné and bronze censers often are associated with the vast temples and chambers of Beijing’s Forbidden City, at times used for burning various forms of incense or as heat-generating braziers. This example comes from the collection of Henry C. Gibson (1830-91), a... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2017

An unusual small Longquan celadon censer and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 1551. An unusual small Longquan celadon censer and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 23,750 © Christie's Images Ltd 2016 The square censer is decorated on the sides with floral sprigs and is supported on the shoulders of four kneeling human figures, raised on an integral openwork base. The cover is surmounted by a Buddhist lion seated with its left paw resting on a beribboned brocade ball. The whole is covered in a... [Lire la suite]

09 février 2017

Lark Mason Associates Announces Asia Week New York Preview Exhibition, At East 120th St, NYC

A 20th century Chinese Jadeite Censer and Cover. Est.: $40,000/60,000. © Lark Mason Associates NEW-YORK - Lark Mason, founder and president of Lark Mason Associates, has announced that he will preview his important Spring Asian art auction during Asia Week New York. Over 400 lots will be on view at iGavel’s New York headquarters at 227 East 120th Street, from March 9th -18th. The Asian Works of Art auction goes live on iGavelauctions.com on March 28 and closes on April 18th. Says Lark Mason, “We are delighted to present... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2016

ARTS D’ASIE chez Sotheby's Paris, 15 décembre 2016

  Paris – Dernier rendez-vous de l’année chez Sotheby’s à Paris, la vente d’Arts d’Asie se tiendra le 15 décembre à la galerie Charpentier. La première session offrira une collection de pierres dures sculptées et jades archaïques chinois comprenant l’ancienne collection Max Loehr (1903 – 1988). L’après-midi, un remarquable ensemble de 114 lots provenant de diverses collections particulières européennes sera mis en vente. Cette session rassemble une belle sélection de bronzes chinois et tibétains. De rares exemples de jades... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2016

A finely carved white jade censer and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 23. A finely carved white jade censer and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a spreading foot, carved in relief with a band of stylised foliate scrolls below a band of serpents, flanked by a pair of dragon handles, the domed cover similarly carved surmounted with a coiled dragon finial, the stone of an even white to pale celadon tone with white inclusions and some russet staining. Quantité: 2... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2016

A green jadeite censer and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th-early 20th century

Lot 3278. A green jadeite censer and cover, Qing dynasty, 19th-early 20th century. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot sold 980,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the compressed globular body raised on three cabriole legs in the form of lion paws issuing from mythical-beast heads, flanked at the sides by a pair of elaborately carved dragon-head handles suspending loose rings, the reticulated domed cover surmounted with a knop in openwork, meticulously carved with dragon... [Lire la suite]